Police declares leader of FPI Riziek Shihab as a suspect

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab has been declared as a suspect  by the Police over an alleged steamy WhatsApp conversation scandal with his reported partner Firza Husein, the coordinator of the former president Suharto affiliated Solidaritas Sahabat Cendana Foundation.

Rizieq has been summoned by the Police for several times but failed to show up, instead he ran away to Saudi Arabia. In addition to the sexting case, Riziek is also facing series of cases, including defamation against Pancasila.

They have been charged with the 2008 Electronic Information and Transactions Law for allegedly exchanging information containing pornographic material. The FPI leader has staged series of demonstration against incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama during recent governor election. (*)